Sounds of Summer
In the Still of the Night’
As summer winds down, those classic doo-wop sounds live on. The iconic Fred Parris and the Satins will have everyone singing along to some classic tunes when he and the Five Satins headline an evening of doo-wop and ‘50s and ‘60s hits. Parris and his band are joined by Frankie Lymon’s Teenagers and Cool Change. Journey back to rock ‘n roll’s early days with songs that never go out of style.
Friday, Aug. 23, 7 p.m. Bring seating. Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre, Eisenhower Park, East Meadow. (516) 572-0200 or 572-0223.
Stepping Back In Time
Mounted Cowboy Shooting Match
Go back in time to those Wild West days of the late 1800s when cowboys were king. Experience the excitement of those decades ago when cowboys reigned, as cowboys saddle up and engage in a shooting match at Old Bethpage Village. Mounted contestants compete to see who has the best shot, using two .45 caliber single action revolvers each loaded with five rounds of specially prepared ammunition. These ‘cowboys’ are scored on accuracy and time in this fast action event.
Saturday, Aug. 24, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $10, $5 children 4-14 and seniors. Old Bethpage Village Restoration, Round Swamp Rd., Old Bethpage. (516) 572-8400.
Adventures in Art
NCMA’s Family Day
Enjoy a late summer day at Nassau County Museum of Art, indoors and out. Take the kids on a docent-led walk-through of the current exhibition, “Alex Katz: Selections from the Whitney Museum of Art.” Everyone will enjoy viewing the brilliantly colored large-scale portraits that are the hallmark of the artist’s career. Supervised art activities are also featured, beginning at 1:30 p.m. Also, spend some time in NCMA’s sculpture park, which contains over 50 works, many of the monumental in size. For more outdoor fun, traverse a nature trail among the museum’s 145 acres, ideal for family hikes.
Sunday, Aug. 25, 1 p.m. Free with museum admission. $10, $8 seniors, $4 children 12 and older. One Museum Dr. (off Northern Blvd.), Roslyn Harbor. (516) 484-9337 or